Monthly Archives: October 2010

Fiscal Sustainability 101 – Part 1a

My motivation for focusing on the topic of fiscal sustainability – although most of my blogs are about this in one way or another – came from the National Journal, which is a discussion site where experts are invited to … Continue reading

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Size of Deficit 101

Note this does not match up with Professor Bill Mitchell’s Size of Deficit 101 but “How large should the deficit be?” Regular readers  will know that when I talk about budget deficits I typically stress two points: (a) that the … Continue reading

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Will we really pay higher taxes?

While the specifics of this discussion are confined to Australian institutional arrangements, the general principles apply to any sovereign nation. This will take several blogs because it is quite detailed. In this blog we will focus on the question: Will … Continue reading

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Will we really pay higher interest rates?

In this blog, we consider the debt question (again) with streamlined language to ensure it is accessible to all who choose to read it. Yesterday I asked whether future taxes will be higher, which is now being claimed by conservatives … Continue reading

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